An amazing film that will definitely stand out. (by miketigas25)
I know what you're thinking, "A 10 is probably a bit too much don't you think?" Well, probably yes. However, I'm basing my rating on the movie's entertainment value; not on its other aspects i.e. acting . Speaking of acting, hmmm.... Hayden isn't actually that bad as most people think. But I do have to admit that there are times when he's just... ugh.Anyway, as stated, the movie has a really high entertainment value. You just never get tired of all the "jumping". In fact, whenever an action scene opens up, you can't help but wonder in advance <more>
where the action will take place or what they'll all do next.The effects were just amazing. Each "jump" delivers a thrill down your spine. And no, it doesn't look overly edited. The "jumps" do look genuine. I do believe that if this film deserves any sort of award, it could be for special effects or cinematography. Ah, speaking of cinematography, you won't believe how many places are featured here without the annoying computer text/audio showing at the lower left of the screen; indicating what country they are in .I really like to congratulate Jamie Bell for being enormous figuratively in the entire film. He, as the cool jumper Griffin, has the most amazing jumps featured in the film. On the other hand, Hayden, as the emotional David, does not necessarily stand out. BUT, he doesn't suck either. His character is quite reminiscent of both Neo of the first Matrix the guy who's new at everything and is just learning and - you guessed it - Anakin It's a Hayden thing, I believe . So I think we really shouldn't demand much from him. Samuel, as the jumper hunter Roland, does a great job too. Seeing him with his new shiny hair kind of made me forget "Snakes on a Plane" for an hour or two.Jumper is an incredible film that you SHOULD definitely watch. There's absolutely no reason why you should hate it unless if you rode the hype a bit too much . Watch it and you'll end up wanting more. Indeed, a sequel is in order.
A realistic view if a people had powers. (by geniusshikamaru)
Let's face it, if you had the power to teleport anywhere anytime with just a thought you probably wouldn't dedicate your life to stopping crime in a spandex costume. No you would probably acquire more worldly possessions for yourself and your loved ones. And thats what this movie is. Real people with powers and what they would more than likely do with them. And the people that hunt them down for the criminals they are.If you are a expecting a superhero movie some kind of moral like "with great power comes great responsibility" then this movie is NOT for you. It is not a <more>
superhero movie at all. Thinking it is, is being malinformed or foolish.The special effects and story are all really quite incredible.
A movie doesn't have to be filled with answers to be good (by IceAngelWolf)
I liked this movie. This is exactly the kind of thing I'd expect from a teen who's mother abandoned him at age 5 and who's father seemed an alcoholic abuser. He doesn't know much about good emotion, he just goes out and takes what he needs. He didn't have a solid upbringing so it stands to reason he'd not care what he did as long as he got what he wanted.This power gave him freedom from that world that left him clueless about what is right and what is wrong. The end seemed more like a beginning to me that he was able finally to come to grips with his purpose.I think <more>
they picked the right people for the parts, it was certainly believable to me and seemed more like a preview of what is yet to come, perhaps if there is a sequel to come, more of the why's will shine through and will give a clearer definition, but this movie as is, certainly was not what many would expect but it did make a point of what happens when you just go out there and live without a care.
I really, really enjoyed this movie. Before I went I had read a few critics' negative comments, which was a mistake. I read bad reviews of the original X-Men movie and Return of the King before I saw them, and I loved both of them, so I should know not to pay attention to critics. Enough about that.The movie starts a bit slowly with David's back story. He's had a pretty sad life since age 10. I felt sad for him and with him yearned for more. Then he started "jumping", moving from place to place in a very cool blink of an eye, at first involuntarily. When he learns to <more>
control his powers, things start to pick up. I loved the jumps! When he meets another jumper named Griffin, the fun starts for real. Just hold onto your seats and enjoy the ride! Griffin and David have one of the best, most fun car rides ever! And the fights with all the jumping are just so much fun to watch. I have to admit that the opening scene in X2 with Nightcrawler fighting was one of my all time movie favorites, so this movie was like that scene times 100. There wasn't a ton of plot, but there was definitely enough to keep my interest and move the story along. I thought it flowed pretty well and pretty quickly, and I really enjoyed the little tie-up at the end that answered some questions from the beginning.All-in-all I would say this is a very entertaining evening at the movies. No, don't expect to go in and see Citizen Kane. Go into the movie expecting a fun, entertaining summer movie in the dead of winter! Enjoy! Out of four people in my family who saw it together, three of us loved it, and one thought it was just okay.
Jumper was surprisingly a really good movie (by robertallenandersonjr)
Jumper was a really great, and exciting movie. I didn't expect a lot going into this movie because the idea of a guy having the power to jump from place to place without walking. It seemed a little bit weird and cheesy to me. It was really amazing though and it caught my attention really quick. The first ten minutes of this movie were so cool. I loved the idea of having Hayden Christensen playing the main character who is a jumper. I thought that he nailed the part. The girl that he liked through the whole movie was very cute and did a great job as well. I also liked the idea of throwing <more>
a love story into the mix of the story. One thing that I didn't like about the movie was Samuel L. Jackson being in this kind of movie. I didn't think they needed to have him play the part of the man who tries to kill all the jumpers in the world. The action scenes in this movie were very cool to watch. This movie was very entertaining as well and is worth every penny you pay to see it. The visual effects were very sweet and thought that it could win an award. In conclusion this movie was very exciting and is worth seeing, you will be entertained the whole movie. Trust me you will not want to miss out on this movie. You wont want to get up out of your seat at all for anything. Just go see it especially teens you will mostly enjoy it.
I just have one thing to say, Rachel was the best thing of the movie. Her being in the movie was worth the the 15$ and 3 hrs i spent watching the movie twice. So, beautiful... i was mesmerized the whole time!! Its so sad shes only done 2 movies.For the rest of the movie, it was great. Yeah, it wasn't epical and it might have had some flaws. But the actions scenes were AMAZING, the whole jumper idea was used at its best, the car scene especially. I left the theater craving for such power, to do all the things David and Griffin did. Very cool!Definitely a movie worth watching in the <more>
theaters even if you're homosexual and wont be watching it only for Rachel.
This movie was not about good acting and useful drama, lets face it Hayden can't act, but it was affective as pure entertainment.There are the bad guys and the guys that just jump around and do as they please. The locations they jump to are wonderfully shot, and make you feel as though you are there. I am now marking Rome, Egypt, and a few others countries on my list to visit.The drive of the movie is lacking in places, but it picks and overall is a worth while ride that I believe many will enjoy. Plus I never mind seeing Samuel in action, although the white hair has got to go. Go see <more>
a good film you can tell will be underrated (by hall-93)
i went to see this film last night and i didn't know what to expect. as a star wars fan, i was looking forward to see Hayden Christensen and hopefully how he had improved since his anakin skywalker days. and i wasn't disappointed! some of the photography in this movie was breath-taking. Samuel l. Jackson was a terrific baddie and Jamie bell was absolutely amazing. it ended needing a sequel and i hope there is one for this movie. you could tell it would be called rubbish by some people because of Christensen in the lead, but don't go by what those critics say. what do they know? it <more>
was a brilliant film and its definitely worth going to see.
Even though Jumper had some little mistakes, the movie was quite entertaining. The beginning of the film kind of left me hanging and it took a bit to get to the point. When the point got all straighten out, it was all good then. The jump effects were amazing and the effect sounds that follow it were incredible. The special effects were outstanding and are probably the best thing in the movie. The little comedy scenes were pretty funny too. Jumper doesn't have non-action scenes, but the normal action that Jumper had were very exciting.A lot of fans said the acting was crappy, but I thought <more>
it was good. The best performance in the movie was by Jamie Bell. He was just amazing as Griffin.After the film was over, there was one question that didn't have an answer. Why David Hayden Christensen and Griffin?s parents are are paladins and they aren't? Or they are just supposed to be born with that religion. The scene were David and Griffin are talking in a silver car kind of left me thinking that might be the answer to my question.Overall, Jumper was an average movie that was entertaining and enjoyable. It could have been better though. Don't think too much about the ending because it?s obvious they did it for the second part.